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with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, the fbi is under scrutiny and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material. material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly, a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife holly. kelly received
and the david petraeus scandal. >> the top dollar not dennis staunton general john allen so in the spot light leading to questions reaching the top general john allen is also in the spotlight. >> they are expected to agree on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal as the search for answers continues for the first time we see the woman at the center of it all paula eating and drinking behind closed doors of her brothers tom and washington, d.c. this as the scandal seems to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very high of general john allen and the job he has done in. >> issue of support from the white house, -- officials uncovered thousands of what they called potentially inappropriate e-mails between general john allen and a jill kelly the woman who sparked the investigation. general allan says he did nothing wrong. >> until he proves otherwise i did nothing inappropriate. >> will those involved in the case have been quiet in a 911 call, jill says she needs diplomatic protection because she is honorary coun
powerful men in america. >> a murder in paradise, a search for john mcafee, the man who invented anti-virus software protecting millions of computers. a strange tale of a millionaire on the run. >>> and why were these american heroes sitting ducks in one of the deadliest attacks of the afghanistan war? we go behind the battle and unravel the mystery of the outpost. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well the twists just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really its who has helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her destrakttracto harsh saying she is a social climbing bored socialite. in the c
thousands of e-mails. describe as flirtatious between jill kelley and john allen. missed all of this alan's will promotion has been put on hold. across the president thinks very high of general john allen and things very height of the job he has done in afghanistan. >> now john allen denies any wrongdoing. leon panetta says the people should not come to any conclusions that there was any misconduct or any wrongdoing. meanwhile, we understand at the confirmation on capitol hill for his possible successor if he is promoted will go ahead on thursday. reporting live, brianne carter abc 7 news. >> thank you. is 5:04. let us turn to the. >> showdown. president obama meeting with business leaders today to discuss the economy as well as the deficit. the democrats and on orthodox ideas for dealing with the cliff. they are proposing to let the government go over it temporarily in order to give the party more bargaining leverage for changes later on. if the deal is not reached by december 31, massive tax hikes and program cuts will kick in and could spark another recession. today we will find out if
america's top commander in afghanistan. >> general john allen is under investigation for sending what could be tens of thousands of unappropriate documents at the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had the affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus, the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general
and foremost. >>> yeah, secretary of defense, leon panetta and the president agreed, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back to 2010. >> again, the tipping point may have been when petraeus according to all accounts, really crafted relationships with the media, was well aware of his image. high profile, very powerful man, and yet, when you came done to writing his official biography, he asked a woman to do it who had never writ in a book before. perhaps looking as this thing moves on, a telltale moment into what was really going on here. says a lot. >> everyone around him they were concerned with the types of access that she was getting. apparently more than we thought it was. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton arrived at her latest overseas destination, this time australia, where the u.s. and that country are holding a summit about strengthening defense ties and
the bw parkway. john gonzalez has been there all morning. it seems similar to what happened at the taco bell and the columbia. have a police commented on any blank? >> you are right. police have not officially confirmed these are very similar in nature. two managers shot. the first happen sunday morning at the top john boehner in columbia, and the shooting here early this morning at the wal- mart being described as a commercial armed robbery. the suspect you are left evidence. >> i heard about the shooting on the radio while i was dri >> imagine the terrifying ride as she came to pick up her son who works at the walmart overnight. a drive she makes every day but on the statius emotional. >> it doesn't give me a good feeling right now. >> were some along with other employees and customers were inside the store when a 28 year old manager was accosted by a lone gunman. the masked gunman demanded cash and forced the manager outside and shot him once in the chest and then police made a startling discovery not far from here. >> there was a vehicle and the area, we are treating that as a possi
. >> they are looking into e-mails that john allen woman that triggered investigation. >> a lot to sort out. general john allen, the united states commander in afghanistan is now being linked to this ended davidn that career with the cia. >> general john allen the top united states commander in now undern is investigation for allegedly sending in a corporate e-mails the woman who triggered the .esignation of david latest twist in this now scandal after spending of paula, theome who david had an affair with. left this morning with d computer. to abc news, the search comes up to the fbi thousands of e-mails and paula d. telling the affair. >> am sure both of them look transpiredt has now realize they have both made biggest mistakes of their lives. >> is not investigation that now was the fbi facing scrutiny. lawmakers want to know why there the probeold about when theo began.gation fbi, they call it a preliminary investigation. they realize that he had caught in this. caused them to take it the way through. >> now the fbi says they are cringing a timeline to present to capitol hill that happened and w
of pennsylvania avenue, discussions on the fiscal cliff. nancy pelosi and john boehner met with the president this morning. with six weeks left to go, work has to be done quickly. rebecca is live with more on the talks. >> the calendar is showing it is just a few weeks until we fall off the so-called fiscal cliff. that is when extended unemployment benefits will expire, tax cuts will expire, and the automatic spending cuts will go into effect. today congressional leaders were promising they would meet the deadline. >> inside the white house republican house speaker john boehner and president obama sat side by side both insisting they want and will find macdill. >> our challenge is to make sure that we are able to cooperate, work together, find common ground, make some tough compromises, build some consensus to do the people's business. >> coming out of the meeting are rare image of bipartisan ship. >> we have the recognition that every person in america knows we would not reach agreement. >> we are prepared to put everything on the table provided we fixed the problem. however, we are in the d
. john gonzalez during those from out of the courthouse. >> cynn√Č and steve, won a court house down, one to go for kwame brown. he has been sentenced moments ago. he was sentenced to one day in jail followed by six months home detention with an ankle bracelet followed by supervised probation for two years. the sentencing will begin as soon as he is sentenced at a d.c. superior court later this afternoon. this for a campaign finance charge. the judge made it clear that kwame brown will remain in custody of united states marshals today and will not be released before the sentencing. brown did break down as saying he is truly sorry for his or contact. and words cannot express thewhat he is feeling. when he spoke of his children, that is when he began to cry. of course, kwame is being said today on a federal bank charge. back in june, he amended that he lied and forged signatures to get a personal loan. he then stepped down as the chairman. these loans were more than $160,000. and another loan, a separate loan for a vote. the prosecutor who was asking for six days in prison so that everyone
americans. john gonzalez has a look ahead >> . the general is expected to give timeline before and during the attacks. the question this morning on hill, can he keep his sex scandal from becoming a distraction? amid a tremendous gamble, petraeus goes to capitol lawmakers.to face will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after as dia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. director general petraeus tripoli and interviewed involved.e people >> the september 11 attack in left a for your people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. makers have for already heard the acting cia director and watched a real-time video of the attacks. mistakes were made. we know we have to learn from this. many questions have been raised obamawhat the at the timeon new knew it was a terrorist attack. think the't intelligence community in any politicized intelligence provided to members of the. administration or the be solelytimony will the benghazi attacks. the general is not expected to about whether his conduct compromised nati
in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been quiet. jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to korea. >> they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my walk since it's invilible. >> reporter: and lawmakers are demanding answers. when fbi officials brief them later this morning, they are expected to lay out how they handled this case and make it clear there were no politics involved. rob and
, and their fathers including mine. there was so many sawyer who repaired the saber jets. john frances who supported the fighting group. and then there was gloria moore's older brother who died in a plane crash over the pacific. he was looking for men lost at sea. in pride and gratitude we remember. connecting to our past with only a click or two. but it took richard his whole life to visit washington, d.c.'s memorials. >> sempler fy. >> and to have endured for his family and his nation, we say thank you. >> i'm proud that i served for my country. >> we've got to wonder what service men of war's past would think of things like the internet let alone facebook and twitter. during wartime they most commonly communicated with pencil and paper. >> thank you. and if you have a photo of a vet that you would like to share with us we are creating a photo g make sure they are in uniform and tell us something about them. >> we certainly lucked out on the weather on this vearneds but changes are heading our way. >> we could enjoy this even org should enjoy
to be strong. general john allen, who has petraeus' job in afghanistan, may have sent mails to this- tampa socialite -- there is an "tampating term, soalit" is in theal allen the fate of 82,000 troops. he does s not have the time -- >> well, i don't know about that. i don't know what the contents those emailed s -- how many rom him and somebody else don't knknow the nature of f that relationship. this is quite different between allen and kelley and petraeus and broadwell. >> nina, why didn't the justice tell the white house what was going on? >> if htye had, we would all be screaming cover-up. damned if you do, damned if you don't. of ththings griffin bell is thathen he level people be investigation,e did not president. the whole plan was to have an investigation whout compromising the presidenor .he investigation >> margaret, there was an election going on. >> there was, and i agree with nina. you just have to be careful that yourself in the positi of cover-up. what is conduct that is worthy of blackmail? it is what the direcector of - we all ielligence sasay eight days. there is this vi
to ruin the of a four-star general. >> john allen says he wants to questions related to this investigation. i agentow know the fb isked off the investigation the counterterrorism investigator in the tampa office. so began the investigation that down to well- respected generals. he seems willing to make sure not end in the same way. announced through an s to fullye plan cooperate with the .nvestigation as of now, at his boss stands behind him. he has my continued o lead our forces. >> investigators look into what as aeen described flirtatious e-mails between he kelley. the fbi is pouring through dozens of documents taken from house.ell's >> we do not have all of the in permission yet. i have a lot of confidence in the fbi. probably to be expected. there is a lot riding on what her statement is going to be. >> paula broadwell held a high security clearance. that has been suspended pending outcome of the investigation. >> we have learned through a federal law enforcement official send e-la broadwell to other senior military officials besides general petraeus. these e-mails are characterized a
. >> and a new twist, the pentagon now says that the top american commander in afghanistan donald john allen is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails. kelly the florida woman that triggered the investigation that forced him to resign. they are reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 documents involved. john allen denies any wrongdoing. agents by nearly five hours at the home of impala broadwell this after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e- mails between her and him detailing the affair. >> and his universe this moral failing is unacceptable and renders them on worthy of continuing this position. >> you can do it for the summer. part of an fbi investigation that began after joe kelly received threatening e-mails she believed or from -- >> this caused them to take all the way through to see what they had a. >> basis yet classified material on your computer which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from him. no charges have been filed. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington. members of congress want to k
john allen, entrusted with nothing less than winding down the nation's war in afghanistan. you should know at any given moment there are fewer than 50 four-star generals around the globe for the united states, and they are the elite of the elite. tonight, two of the most formidable, one active duty, one retired, are in the heat of the spotlight and martha raddatz tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without a cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitted he did. >> reporter: a
for petraeus, general john allen, is also surrounded in scandal. >> suddenly, there is a lot more riding on this investigation. two commanders are under the microscope. petraeus is out as cia director. he replaced david petraeus in afghanistan. he is alongside him in this scandal. general john allen, 48 hours from confirmation, saw his hearings put on hold. >> you're going to watch this closely. -- we are going to watch this closely. >> the allegations that he sent hundreds of supposedly flirtatious, inappropriate e- mails to jill kellie, the same woman who sparked the petraeus investigation. allen has denied wrongdoing. >> i know she is a good mother and a good wife. i know what ever it was was a conspiracy. >> for the first time today, the white house's take on the timing of it all. the president was not informed until friday. >> the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation. >> the white house -- made evident by the search of paula broadwell's house overnight. people arewe will talk about that. there's still plenty of chatter on capitol hill about the
in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell abc news, that the vast number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelly, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen, she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director, has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, the attack in benghazi,
the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding generalf american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the f
." that's what nancy pelosi talked about. that's what speaker john boehner talked about, constructive, but there's also a lot of urgency. now, nancy pelosi, we have a lot more of this interview, a fascinating interview, told me she thought they could work out this deal in mid-december. i asked her, of course, look, we've heard optimism before and this went nowhere. but there is that urgency now. americans are sick of this. this is the second time around. >> and so overnight we saw -- we saw this video of david petraeus' alleged mistress, paula broadwell, his biographer walking with her husband. it's the first time we've seen the two of them since this scandal broke. so let me ask you about the petraeus affair, which i know you've been following so closely. where does this go now? what in your view is likely to be the next shoe to drop? >> well, i think what we've learned this week is this is not over. i think a week ago when we heard david petraeus say he was resigning because he had an extramarital affair, we thought it might go away. but every day it seems like there's something new
. >> a second grade teacher and her husband died in the blast. for more on the investigation, here's abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations burnted out roofs, jarred by explosion so intense that at least two people are dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in, house blown in. >> reporter: this neighborhood was rocked from their beds as a blast ignited two homes and ignited several others. many in pajamas clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house, i heard people screaming. all i could think of, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. so i just ran in, not even thinking, me and andrew here, and pulled them out as fast as we could. >> reporter: investigators are now combing through the rubble looking for clues. >> so far, the survey has indicated that there are no gas leaks in the area. however, we've got a lot more investigation to do. >> whantsd so puzzling to investigators that they say in the days before the blast, there were no repo
man who once had it all. john mcafee made a fortune. >> now police want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. but he fears he could be the next victim. abc's matt guttman reports from belize. >> reporter: john mcafee is now becoming synonymous with drugs, paranoia and mysterious murder of mcafee's murder, greg fall, overnight saturday here in belize. mcafee is on the run telling wired magazine he has drastically changed his appearance. >> reporter: police tell abc news, the 67-year-old is a person of interest and is now being hunted by police even american officials still investigating the scene of the crime. >> when the police arrived at his property, he saw them coming and he hid. he in fact says that he dug himself into the sand and put a cardboard box over his head. but he is convinced if the police catch him, the police will kill him. >> reporter: the island, of palm shaded sand in the caribbean, accessible by puddle jumpers, so intimate everybody knows everybody. shane mccann was one of the first on the scene. >> he had a gunshot wound to the back of his head
went from being a normal little kid to lying all the time, having major behavior issues. >> john charles villers-farrow is being held on $800,000 bond. new details emerged about a deadly officer involved shooting in riverdale and happened wednesday night at prince george's county sheriff's deputy was serving a temporary peace order at adderall 160 third avenue. franklin sweeney jr. came down the stairs with a fake handgun. the deputy shot him, killing him. the deputy is on administrative leave. >> around the nation, investigators are searching for answers after a train rammed into a parade floats in texas. >> four people died and 17 others injured when the train to uploaded in midland's at a railway crossing. the float was headed to an event honoring wounded veterans. crossing gates and lights were working at the time of the collision, but it's not clear if the crew of the trains of the floats. >> bp will pay the largest criminal penalty in u.s. history. it is agreed to pay $4.5 billion for the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. bp says it will plead guilty to criminal targets
. she fought a pretty ugly battle with tomom price. he w was paul ry's choice. >> john boehr won in that battle. he has a more get practical make a deal kind of approach. that is where the republican conference plays a big rorole. at t this point, housuse republican arehe conservatative major backstop to t the preside and demoats basasically getting everything they want. >>>> let's talk about t the job of the republican conference. >> it entails driving the message, organizing the conference. >> g getting the talking point out all the members. >>asally communicating where the confeference stands. they are the voice of conservatives. >> also changes the senate side with the retirement from the number two slot. the senatorr from texas easily slid into that number two spot. what doethat mean for the etiology of t party? >> probably not a whole lot of different. i ththink he wil slip and very well. -- slip in very well. >> he was in charger r getting senatorseelect and more republicans reelected.. ththey did not do veryell l at all. >> mitch mcccconnell has very strong contr of the
way. abc's john schriffen is in gulf port, mississippi, tonight. >> reporter: just like a lovable pet, dolphins are some of the friendliest animals this the water. but tonight, authorities patrolling the gulf coast are on high alert for attackers responsible for brutally killing them. over the past two weeks, a disturbing site here on the shores of the gulf. four dolphins found mutilated, either floating in the ocean or washing up on beaches in louisiana, mississippi and alabama. some have been found with bullet holes. one with its tail cut off. another missing its lower jaw. what kind of a person would do this? >> this has to be a personal who is really deranged. no normal person would kill senselessly and then mutilate it. >> reporter: the results of the you a top sips will determine not just how they died, but whether they were first tortured. the gulf is home to the largest population of dolphins in the united states, which is why the experts fear they could find more victims. >> very, very curious animals and when they come close to boats, you have somebody using them as target p
. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barriers here to sitting down and beginning to work through this process. >> reporter: but they don't come to a resolution, beginning january 1st, the economy could be thrown back into recession. and households making $70,000 a year, could see their taxes increase over $4,000. the president said he is open to new ideas. and if republicans have a way to raise taxing on the wealthy without raising rates, he wouldn't slam the door on them. george? >> the dancing begins. jon, thanks very much. >>> let's get to josh and th
a gulf oil rig. 11 workers are injured. and abc's john schriffen is in new orleans with the very latest. john, what do we know? >> reporter: well, bianna, good morning. we know that the coast guard launched the chopper just a short while ago to resume the search from the air. all night, they've been out in boats just like this one, using night vision goggles and infrared technology. so far, there's no sign of the two, missing workers. but the coast guard is using the latest technology to find them before it's too late. it's an all-out effort from the coast guard units from the air and the sea, for the two platform workers who have been missing close to 24 hours. authorities have not revealed their names or genders. but they believe they are out there alive. the two disappeared after jumping into the water off the coast of louisiana when the oil platform they were working on suddenly exploded. the blast was so intense, black smoke billowed more than 1,000 feet into the air and could be seen 20 miles away on shore. black elk energy says 1 of 22 contractors onboard, improperly used a blowt
trail thopets have tax cuts making less than $250,000 and you have john boehner saying somewhat saying we don't want to have any tax increases at all. so the pressure is on republicans to budge somewhat and you're going to see the question over the next couple of weeks is how do you see what form does that take. >> what other lessons or headlines do you think we got out of this year's election? >> the next washington you see is going to look a lot like the last washington you saw. you're going to have a democratic white house a democratic senate and republican house. so the question is how much more gridlock are we likely to see? you're probably going to see more gridlock in washington but voters may say we're sick and tired >> and i guess it's kind of appropriate that the new bond film came out this past weekend because the nation's top spy went down as a result of an affair. david petraeus. does it seem as if we have just gotten to the surface of this scandal here? >> there's so many unanswered questions as relates to david petraeus?
the looming budget crisis in washington. house speaker john boehner says republicans want to cooperate but not by raising taxes. >> here we go again. president obama addressed the crisis rather and other challenges he faces in his first post-victory news conference. abc's karen travers is joining us from washington with more. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. white house officials say they were expecting the president to get tough questions and yesterday he got them on a wide range of issues. in his first press conference in eight months, president obama said the american people knew what they were getting when they re-elected him. and his takeaway from last week's results -- >> i have got a mandate to help middle-class families. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff and mandatory spending cuts and tax increases is looming at the end of the year. >> i want a big deal. i want a comprehensive deal. >> reporter: the preside reiterated he is not backing down from the campaign pledge. >> a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. they'll st
. twist in the scandal has put a harsh light on another four-star general, john allen. he is being investigated 20,000-30,000 e- himself and jill kelley. those on capitol hill are attempting to stay on task. not have any reason to think there are any national issues. >> the attack on benghazi has taken a back seat. petraeus may still find himself facing the senate intelligence committee. of has a great deal we need it.that >> the generals' confirmation hearings were set for thursday are now on hold. joe kelly has lawyer up. has hired the same man who represented president clinton edwards. >> tomorrow night in debt as a dates in the efforts to prevent the federal government going over the fiscal cliff. president obama will meet with at the whiteers house. labor union leaders met with the president today. tomorrow, we expect to learn nancy pelosi will leadership.e party she had saw to become speaker of e again but the controls failed to win of the house. it is a safety alert after a of men go on a brazen crime spree. we speak exclusively with the victim. >> monica was the first. >> m
. -- the sergeant was taken to the hospital. what's not for the latest in a scandal involving david petraeus. john alen says he will cooperate. the fbi looks through documents taken from the home, the president answered questions about a possible security breach. >> i have no evidence that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had a negative impact on the national security. >>david petraeus is breaking his silence on friday. it is about the deadly attack enter libya. they will hold a closed-door briefing on the september 11 attack. it killed chris stevens and three other americans. counter-terrorism officials are expected to testify there. turning to business news, at it is time for starbucks as the country expands. -- the company expands. >> we do get a ton of quarterly reports today from the retail industry including wal-mart and target. we have reports on inflation as well as jobless claims. take a look at this. check out facebook. 12.5%. that results and shares typically falling. shares rose on optimism the company will boost its ratted -- ad revenue. starbucks is grow
victim to seeds. john gonzalez explains. >> this 36-year-old has lived here more than a year. he came home to this, finding all of his belongings out on the street. >> it clearly says november 19, 2012, trial date. he has been the victim, but he does not understand -- evicted but does not understand why. he admits he was laid on his rent, but records show he paid all of it except $30 in late fees he was to appear in court next week, but then came this. >> they got somebody to read it before the $38. >> he says most of his belongings including three flat screen televisions and a couple of laptops were stolen. he chased this man after rummaging through his staff. >> my baby's crib, her stroller, everything was gone. >> the manager at the apartment complex did not talk on camera, but say procedures are always followed and they say they will research this case more carefully. >> i cannot do anything. >> under rent laws, four days after judgment, that is when the eviction process can begin in the sheriff's office is contacted. not only was he kicked out, but his locks were changed. >> than
meeting with t thedent obama abou cliff.s financial fiscal john boehner and nancy pelosi congress and the president can come together. the big issue remains, taxes. how to pay foron such a deal. >> i believe the framework i meetinglined at our consistent with the for a fair andl balanced approach. >> we understand our responsibility. it has to be about cuts, it has to be about revenue. be about growth. it has to be about the future. deal is not reached 1, automatic spending cuts and higher taxes for the board will go into effect. bob mcdonnell is asking the l government to help in of superstores sandy. fema to provide assistance in 25 virginia counties. the program reimburses state and would debrisents removal and other costs. also asked for federal assistance for suffered the most -- and extensive damage. of hours, the future of rush hour driving in northern is going to change with of hot plains. drivers will have to pay to use these planes. -- lanes. >> you can see by this sign entrance tot the still sayslanes closed. hours, it will be open. here is what people need to know. nee
of an alleged child sex abuse. the detectives tell us the john villers- farrow. >> they always trusted him. he would buy expensive guests -- gifts. the mother now believes he did all to by her son's silence. ell. hope he rot in hai they claim their son spiled into self destruction and depression that continues today being assaulted sexually by this man. >> currently, he is just about catatonic. >> i can almost pinpoint the day this happened. my son went from being a normal little kid to lying all the time, having major behavioral issues. wasording to police, it theome here where pornographicn for images. surprised thisle d happen 60 feet from my front door. the boys says it happened over and over again. they were party the pinky club, to pinky to tell anyone. >> he has always come across as e who cares about children. his doorcked on tonight, and no one answers. s facing multiple charges on an $800,000 bond. >> thank you. we are also following breaking news tonight from texas where a slammed into a parade wounded veterans. officials say the train was horn, so officials --not say whether the tr
on capitol hill, john gonzales, abc 7 news. the meeting has racked up at house over the fiscal cloud. leaders of the house and senate to work over thanksgiving to find a solution. >> tomorrow is speaker boehner's birthday. we are not going to embarrass him with a cake because we did know how many candles were needed. >> right. [laughter] >> we do want to wish him a happy birthday. thank you. >> after the meeting, leaders encouraged that they will agreement. democrats and republicans called productive. >> we are hearing from the of the little girl whose production prompted amber alert overnight. the jobless around this morning her parents fled their homes in southern virginia. -- the child was found this after her parents fled virginia. in southern >> early this morning, a ups spotted the vehicle used in the abduction. driver called 911 and .ollowed the car inside the car was the little girl's father. the girl was down a short time later in maryland. >> i am ok. >> there she is, safe and sound family in prince george's county. had no idea police say s -- the child had no idea police say her pa
. abc's john slefchriffen has mor. >> reporter: the explosion was so intense, now it looks like a tornado tore through this indianapolis community. for dozens of families, the cruel reality of saturday night's blast is just starting to set in. >> all of a sudden, the house shook, things fell. we ran outside and we just see the whole house, i mean, it was like, four, five houses down from us and it was in flames. >> reporter: federal authorities are now teaming up with local agencies to figure out how this happened. >> we're looking at everything. all causes, all possibilities. >> reporter: authorities say at this point, nothing has been ruled out. yet the mayor of indianapolis says it was not caused by a bomb or an exploding methamphetamine lab. law enforcement sources tell abc news the leading theory, that it was caused by a gas explosion. >> it's too early to speculate. >> reporter: investigators believe it could take weeks before they know what triggered the mysterious blast that caused so much damage. john schriffen, abc news, indianapolis. >>> and we take you next from indi
a piece order at the home when john gonzales near the scene. >> the deputy arrived near the riverdale neighborhood at 7:30 in the evening. the woman who lived behind here witnessed the sun's death. >> the sometimes dangerous task of prove to be just thatriverdale. one of the deputies was serving a protective order when things turn for the worse. initially the deputy was invited in by a woman at the home. the officer was there to deliver the peace order to the sun. he stepped out of the room with a gun. the deputy fired one shot killing the man. >> it is frightening to know that somebody died here on our street. >> it is to early to know the nature of the dispute but we know sometimes members of law enforcement's in the middle. >> i am very concerned for all of them. >> we understand the mother was not harmed. police in investigate, the deputy has been placed on administrative leave. >> is sergeant recovering after a crash of enter southeast. he was responding to a burglary in process when he collided with the suspect pose a car. three suspects were arrested. >> new developments surrou
to john. >> i do not think i'm a hero. >> 27-year-old marine sergeant peck suffered a head injury after an explosion in iraq only to return to the battlefield in afghanistan where another blast took his arms and legs. the true heroes, he says, are the ones who did not come home. >> they are gone and they will never come back. they will never see, feel here this ever again. >> the totals to terrace condition is providing the john -- utunnels to twoers foundation has provided a new smart home with lowered counter heights and smart features. the thermostat, cameras, and these can be controlled by an ipad or iphone anywhere in the country. >> he's an inspiration to each of us. >> we wish you the best. >> lisa is broad but not surprised. >> this is the way i raised him. >> he is forever grateful for the gifts he had been given. >> i do not think this could top it. >> others are grateful for him. in fredericksburg, jeff goldberg, abc 7 news. >> we're so lucky to have people like him service. the heartwarming birthday surprise in wichita kan. navy reservist came home dressed up as darth vader
led by senators john mccain and lindsey graham, they vowed to block her nomination. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> reporter: today, an obama smackdown. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america, in the capacity of the state department, then i will nominate her. >> reporter: but wait. isn't this supposed to be a moment for bipartisanship? as the country approaches the fiscal cliff at the end of the year, unless washington can do a deal, what kind of leadership will the newly emboldened barack obama bring to those old bitter debates? >> so, i will, you know, examine ways that i can make sure to communicate my desire to work with everybody. there are probably going to be very sharp differences. >> reporter: bridging those differences or even just beginning to heal them. that's the real task ahead for president obama
on the investigation here is abc's john schifrin. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that is left, charred foundations, burned out roofs, surrounded by pieces of homes scattered everywhere. an explosion so intense at least two people are now dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in. windows blown in. houses completely leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this suburban community outside of indianapolis was rocked from their bed when a blast obliterated two homes and ignited several others. nearly 200 people were forced to quickly flee into the streets. many wearing pajamas, clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house and heard people screaming only thing i could think of these people had to got out or they're not going to make it. i just ran in. without thinking. me and andrew here, pulled them out fast as we could. >> reporter: investigators are combing through the rubble looking for clues. >> so far that, survey has indicated there are no gas leaks in the area. however, we have got a lot more investigatio
the john wilson building, abc seven news. >> the principle has turned herself into the police, they issued an arrest warrant yesterday. she into female staffers are beating up a former female employee. the other two women also turned themselves in to police. >> the 66-year-old brother of accused of farrow is multiple offenses of child sexual abuse. >> closing arguments underway in of a university students. she is charged with killing her roommate. they say that she stabbed her n argument. >> president obama headed to s.i. for a firsthand look at the devastation. he met with people still without power while waiting in line for supplies. he vowed to stick with them the building is complete. >> a record settlement and of bp are now facing manslaughter charges. two and half years ago, this was the gulffic scene in mexico. the explosion of deep water horizon 6 miles off the coast of louisiana. 200 millionout oil in thecrude water. >> they have agreed to plead guilty to all 14 criminal charges, including for the deaf of 11 people. they have also agreed to pay billions of dollars in fines and pen
a lot more about john mcafee's compound and how close the police may be. >> reporter: that's right, george. sources are telling us that police are focusing searching on this island. and all of the talk about mcafee's hiding out, it's possible he's in the estate behind me, hunkers down in a steel and concrete safe room. this morning, it appears that investigators may be closing in on john mcafee. the former software tycoon being sought for questioning in a murder. mcafee said rumors are rife of an imminent raid. and another bizarre twist in this saga, sources tell abc news, mcafee may never have left his house. >> he could have picked a location that's very secure, the police don't know about. >> reporter: in fact, abc news has learned mcafee's compound features a concrete safe room. this photo obtained exclusively by abc news overnight, shows the bunker's steel gate. when we visited, the lights were on. but we saw no sign of mcafee. police have been looking for mcafee since saturday night when his neighbor, american greg faull, was found shot in the back of his head in his home. >>
that is left after the blast annihilated five homes, leaving dozens of others beyond repair. abc's john schriffen is there with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: josh, good morning. there is a large police presence as investigators try to figure out just how this happened. right now, nothing has been ruled out, but investigators are puzzled. but so far there has been no sign of a gas leak in the neighborhood. this video shows a massive inferno sparked by the explosion that rocked this indianapolis neighborhood late saturday killing husband and wife deion and jennifer longworth, leaving seven others. >> garage doors blown in. windows blown in, houses leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this morning, authorities are trying to figure out what touched off the blast which could be heard for miles sblp we can't speculate on what the cause of the blast was, whether natural gas or some other source. >> reporter: witnesses say it happened around 11:00 p.m., more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene as more than 200 residents quickly ran into nearby streets. >> it splintered my
't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner made it clear, wealthiest americans should not see their taxes go up. >> i have outlined a framework how both parties can work together. >> reporter: for the first time the president weighed in on the scandal that led to general petraeus' resignation as cia director. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed that would in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the president also blasted top republicans for their criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens
? >> leanne panetta defended john allen. >> he has my continued confidence. >> the two women in the spotlight have not spoken. jill kelly comes under increasing scrutiny. her gerrie>> i am an honorary consul general so i have and vulnerability. they should not be able to cross this property. i do not know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> korean officials gave her the purely honorary title. the air force base reports they are provoking her right to go on base unescorted. >> the story continues to unfold. president obama addressed the looming fiscal cliff and many other issues as well as his -- at his first press conference. >> the owner of the specialty pharmacy is refusing to answer questions on that nationwide meningitis outbreak. his pharmacy the new england compound center is blamed for the tainted steroid shots tied to 32 deaths. victims and families are calling on congress to act. >> they deserve every penalty that can be brought against them. it is proven that they're guilty. >> at what these people to know what kind of person [inaudible] because of a lack o
of presidential anger on the topic of the attack in benghazi. earlier today, republicans john mccain and lindsey graham lashed out at susan rice, the leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, because she initially suggested that the attack was a protest. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> reporter: we put that to the president. senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi? and to besmirch her reputation? it's outrageous. >> reporter: in a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement a short while ago, directly to the president, saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as a commander in chief before, during and after the attack. in other words, diane, this battle is just beginning. >> first new battle of this re-elected term. thank you, jonat
and they sent him back to continue being a break on the president. and almost every member of john boehner's caucus won his or her seat by a much bigger margin than mr. obama won his renewed term. look, the arithmetic is simple. if you cap at $25,000 the available deductions, you raise $1.2 trillion. a lot of money. if you cap at 50,000, you raise about as much upon as you would letting the bush tax rates expire. i don't think that's a problem. you showed the clip of patty murray saying as a negotiating ploy go off the cliff. let me give you another theory. for 40 years the democratic party's activist base has had two goals, substantial tax increases and substantial tax or defense cuts. going off the cliff implements the democratic party's agenda. >> well, do you think it would be so bad to go off the cliff? >> i think it would be mildly chaotic. >> just mildly? >> this is a gigantic country. this country can absorb lots of mistakes. we test that theory regularly in our history. i don't think you should negotiate out of fear. i don't think you should have people say, oh, we have a gun at y
of the benghazi situation, senator john mccain, he made headlines yesterday because there was a, closed door hearing yesterday, debriefs for a group of senators on the committee of which he is a member. at the same time he is holding a press conference, blasting the president calling for detail. he is missing the actual meeting where they were debriefing senators about the situation. office called it a scheduling glitch or error of some kind. it was just -- he has been so vocal, how did you miss this particular meeting he kind of had very tense words with a t vchlt producer that made a lot of headlines yesterday. hopefully people will end the news conferences and get to the important part, investigative part of what happened. you know leave the media alone. get to the hard work. >> i think he is part of that congressional committee asking for a watergate style of investigation. >> yeah, bring all the committees together. >> petraeus is also speaking for the first time about the affair which ended his career. he tells kyra phillips he screwed up terribly and felt fortunate to have a wife who
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